Category Archives: Our Physical Heritage

Singapore has many more secrets then one could ever find, sometimes i hop on my bicycle and try to find the more remote places out.

Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Services Hut

Before the days of Uber, GrabTaxi and the other taxi booking services, taxi drivers would gather at special Taxi Services Huts around Singapore to chat away over a cup of coffee while waiting for potential passengers. One of these last

Sembawang Hill Estate Taxi Services Hut

Before the days of Uber, GrabTaxi and the other taxi booking services, taxi drivers would gather at special Taxi Services Huts around Singapore to chat away over a cup of coffee while waiting for potential passengers. One of these last

Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟粿) – The Nonya Way of the Ang Ku Kueh

For the past 26 years, Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟果, ‘吉’ meaning Luck and ‘祥’ meaning prosperity) has been a mainstay at Block 1 Everton Park, attracting an array of customers from the nearby offices and residences, who flock here daily

Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟粿) – The Nonya Way of the Ang Ku Kueh

For the past 26 years, Ji Xiang Confectionery (吉祥红龟果, ‘吉’ meaning Luck and ‘祥’ meaning prosperity) has been a mainstay at Block 1 Everton Park, attracting an array of customers from the nearby offices and residences, who flock here daily

POW Steps at the Botanic Gardens

As the Botanic Gardens continues its bid to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more stories of the garden’s amazing history are coming to light. One such story revolves around a flight of of inconspicuous brick steps that

POW Steps at the Botanic Gardens

As the Botanic Gardens continues its bid to be recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, more stories of the garden’s amazing history are coming to light. One such story revolves around a flight of of inconspicuous brick steps that

Chip Bee Gardens – The Village of Holland Village

Unbeknownst to many who frequent the area for his its upmarket boutiques, restaurants, and more recently, trendy cafes like Sunday Folks and Baker & Cook, the estate of Chip Bee Gardens is also home to 349 terraced houses and 40

Chip Bee Gardens – The Village of Holland Village

Unbeknownst to many who frequent the area for his its upmarket boutiques, restaurants, and more recently, trendy cafes like Sunday Folks and Baker & Cook, the estate of Chip Bee Gardens is also home to 349 terraced houses and 40

Mary’s Kafe – A custodian of Eurasian Food

Ever since she could remember, Mary Gomes has grown up living, breathing, and of course cooking food with a passion that few people can match. To her, the authenticity of her unique Eurasian cuisine is more than just comfort food,

Mary’s Kafe – A custodian of Eurasian Food

Ever since she could remember, Mary Gomes has grown up living, breathing, and of course cooking food with a passion that few people can match. To her, the authenticity of her unique Eurasian cuisine is more than just comfort food,

Walking on Ridout Road

Tucked away in-between Holland Road and Commonwealth Avenue sits a network of roads, namely Ridout, Swettenham and Peirce Road that are home to an array of private homes sitting quietly in near untouched tropical surroundings. These roads, all of which were

Walking on Ridout Road

Tucked away in-between Holland Road and Commonwealth Avenue sits a network of roads, namely Ridout, Swettenham and Peirce Road that are home to an array of private homes sitting quietly in near untouched tropical surroundings. These roads, all of which were

Remembering Dakota Crescent: Is it really worth saving?

The traditionally sleepy estate of Dakota Crescent came to life last Sunday with a commemorative event titled Remembering Dakota Crescent. What started out as a simple block party soon evolved to a mini-carnival that had both members from the nearby

Remembering Dakota Crescent: Is it really worth saving?

The traditionally sleepy estate of Dakota Crescent came to life last Sunday with a commemorative event titled Remembering Dakota Crescent. What started out as a simple block party soon evolved to a mini-carnival that had both members from the nearby

Dawson and Alexandra Heritage Trail – From Army Bunkers to Butterfly Blocks

From forested army bunkers to butterfly blocks, the recently launched Dawson and Alexandra Heritage Trail presents a different side of the historic Queenstown neighbourhood, brought to life through stories by passionate guides and long-time residents. Starting off at the commercial

Dawson and Alexandra Heritage Trail – From Army Bunkers to Butterfly Blocks

From forested army bunkers to butterfly blocks, the recently launched Dawson and Alexandra Heritage Trail presents a different side of the historic Queenstown neighbourhood, brought to life through stories by passionate guides and long-time residents. Starting off at the commercial

The Terrace House Kampong at Geylang Lorong 3

To most people, the idea of a terrace house is often one associated with the idea of an upper-middle class neighbourhood, where an abundance of space allows for lush gardens, personal driveways and non-conformist architecture to be appreciated. Yet at

The Terrace House Kampong at Geylang Lorong 3

To most people, the idea of a terrace house is often one associated with the idea of an upper-middle class neighbourhood, where an abundance of space allows for lush gardens, personal driveways and non-conformist architecture to be appreciated. Yet at

Old Beach Road Police Station

Completed in 1931, the Old Beach Road Police Station was built to combat the rise in the crime, particularly in the city area, as well as to meet the needs of a rising population. Together with other prominent Police Stations

Old Beach Road Police Station

Completed in 1931, the Old Beach Road Police Station was built to combat the rise in the crime, particularly in the city area, as well as to meet the needs of a rising population. Together with other prominent Police Stations

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station: Old spaces, New faces

When we look at the resurgence and debate on the importance of conservation in Singapore, the closure of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in 2011 often comes to mind. From its astounding architecture, stories of migrant journeys, to the famous

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station: Old spaces, New faces

When we look at the resurgence and debate on the importance of conservation in Singapore, the closure of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in 2011 often comes to mind. From its astounding architecture, stories of migrant journeys, to the famous

Thaipusam – A showcase of communal spirit

Thaipusam has long been a visually captivating festival that’s astounded locals and tourists alike, the former more occupied with the inconvenience of road closures, while wide-eyed tourists line the streets, taking time to admire the dedication of the Kavadi bearers.

Thaipusam – A showcase of communal spirit

Thaipusam has long been a visually captivating festival that’s astounded locals and tourists alike, the former more occupied with the inconvenience of road closures, while wide-eyed tourists line the streets, taking time to admire the dedication of the Kavadi bearers.